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      10-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Refinish e90 162s?

I just bought an 07 335i with 162s. I noticed after giving it its first wash that some of the finish is coming off of the wheels. You can't really notice it unless you are upclose, but I assume it's only going to get worse over time.



I love this wheel set, so I was wondering how much would it be to get them refinished? Or is it best to just get new ones when they get worse?

Any help is appreciated!
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      10-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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I have a similar issue but with chrome on 162s. I'm going to have mine powder coated in the next month or so. Was quoted $500 for strip, blast, sand, spray any color I want. May be different in your area. Unless you find a used set, OEM 162s are high and no reps are made
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      10-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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I live in West Michigan and used these guys for my 162 wheels:

http://www.awrswheelrepair.com/

He charged $100 per wheel. Showed up at my house with his mobile workshop and was very professional. Lifetime guarantee on the materials and workmanship. They turned out great!
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      10-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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I live in West Michigan and used these guys for my 162 wheels:

http://www.awrswheelrepair.com/

He charged $100 per wheel. Showed up at my house with his mobile workshop and was very professional. Lifetime guarantee on the materials and workmanship. They turned out great!
What was their process/what did you have repaired?
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      10-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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This means the previous owner curbed them and had them refinished. Or the dealer did.
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What was their process/what did you have repaired?
Some light curb rash and some chips were repaired. I don't know exactly what the process was but I know he did some sanding and painting. His workshop had built in air compressors and paint booth. I know he put a couple coats of clear on them also. I even had a tire replaced afterward and the tire shop goudged the edge. So I called the refinisher to come back and fix it and he offered to fix it for free when he was working in the area again. I gave him a very nice tip for that.

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      10-03-2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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In the seattle WA area there is a guy that will powder coat for $50 a wheel. Best bet is to find a quality and affordable powder coater. $75 a wheel is reasonable.
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